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February 23, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Hortense Soulier

Want to know where the LOCALS LOVE to hang out? We asked Hortense Soulier, French transplant, fintech operator, and San Diego savant.
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August 25, 2019

A Perfect Day in Ocean Beach

If you’re thinking about visiting Southern California, or just live in another part of town and haven’t made it to OB lately, here’s a run down of our favorite places and an ideal way to spend the day.
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November 5, 2019

Four Winter Events We’re Psyched For

It may not feel like winter, but that won’t stop us from doing all sorts of festive things! Even if you haven’t decked out your home in holiday garb yet, it may be wise to plan ahead and add a…
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December 19, 2019

Three Day to Night Date Ideas

Planning a fun, relaxing, and romantic date can be challenging. We did the hard work for you and outlined three exciting itineraries that all work for morning, mid-day, and after dark.
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July 2, 2021

South Park Neighborhood Guide

Need a change of pace? The charming neighborhood of South Park encourages slowing down, but trust us - it’s anything but sleepy. It’s just minutes from Downtown and one of the most kid and dog-friendly areas in San Diego! 
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March 3, 2010

Protected: The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Camila Badaro

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July 26, 2021

The Best Gourmet Donuts in San Diego

There’s just something about these fluffy, fried treats that make people willing to wait in line for them. Stick to the classics or give your taste buds a brand new treat at some of San Diego’s most deluxe donut shops.
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November 18, 2019

The Best Healthy Restaurants In San Diego, By Neighborhood

There are plenty of restaurants around town that have healthy offerings on their menu. But walking in and knowing anything you order will be above and beyond nutritious? That’s a good feeling. Read on for some of our favorite healthy…
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February 13, 2020

The Plant Lovers Guide to San Diego

Crazy plant people, rejoice! We’ve scoped out the most beautiful botanical spaces and stores in San Diego. If you just want to hang out in a beautiful green space, or you’re in the mood to shop for something planty, you’ll…
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March 10, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Brett Miller

Want to know where LOCALS LOVE to hang out? We asked Brett Miller, Encinitas local, avid golfer and hospitality branding guru.
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January 10, 2020

We Found a Local Coffee Shop to Match Your Favorite Friends Character

The iconic show may be gone from Netflix, but you can still channel your inner Phoebe in San Diego. While San Diego’s beer scene gets most of the attention, our coffee house selection is just as exciting! These are just…
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October 23, 2019

A Foodie Guide to University Heights

Even though it’s in the center of San Diego, University Heights is a neighborhood that offers cozy small town vibes. Food is at the core of every community - and this hip area has no shortage of fantastic all-day dining…
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March 7, 2022

Where to Score Sweet Vintage Clothing in San Diego

There’s something exciting about shopping for vintage goods. It might be the thrill of the hunt for that one special piece you can’t find anywhere else, or discovering a relic that’s back in style. Read on for a few of…
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August 11, 2020

The Best Ice Cream in San Diego

Here’s the scoop: as far as ice cream goes, San Diego’s got plenty of it. If you’re into fancy flavors or just want the classics, there’s a creamery for you. Read on for a few local favorites and start planning…
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February 3, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Scott Fisk

Want to know where the locals love to hang out? We asked Scott Fisk, Mission Hills resident, San Diego Expert and your KAABOO connection.
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September 3, 2019

Sip Here: The Best Restaurants for Sunset Cocktails

After a full day of activities, or an equally intense day of lounging around, you deserve a drink! Keep reading for a few of our favorite restaurants overlooking the city, bay, and the Pacific.

THE BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

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August 25, 2019

Baked Bear – Pacific Beach

Dessert shop for made-to-order ice cream sandwiches with freshly baked cookies, donuts & brownies.
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September 11, 2019

Isabel’s Cantina

Locals line up for inventive fusion fare & buzzy weekend brunches amongst a dim, wood-trimmed space.
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January 10, 2020

The Wine Pub

A contemporary-styled eatery showcasing 25+ domestic & global wines by the glass.
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September 24, 2019

Lofty Coffee Solana Beach

Stylish coffee shop serving beverages crafted from locally roasted beans, plus pastries & cafe fare.
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August 28, 2019

Barleymash

Sports TV & DJs accompany visits to this mod spot, known for craft beer, bourbon & flatbread pizzas.
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August 25, 2019

Kilowatt Brewing OB Tasting Room

20+ beers on tap and a wide selection of bottles available ranging from multiple IPAs and traditional styles to barrel aged, fruit and sour beers all small batch brewed by hand.
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October 23, 2019

Kairoa Brewing

New Zealand-inspired brewery, bar and restaurant with rooftop seating and firepit.
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September 24, 2019

Westbean

Cozy, modern setting for house-roasted coffee, including cold brew on tap, pour-overs & more.

THE BEST PLACES TO STAY

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August 24, 2019

InterContinental San Diego

Located on the San Diego waterfront, this urban boutique hotel features guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows with striking San Diego Bay views.
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August 19, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Mission Hills

Tucked away between Old Town and Mission Hills, this is a good option for budget conscious travelers. Walking distance to local favorites Dos Brasas taco shop, Home & Away sports bar, and adorable California Bean coffee stand.
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August 17, 2019

Hampton Inn Del Mar / Carmel Valley

In town for an overnight? Not far from UCSD and Torrey Pines State Reserve, this Hampton Inn is all about location. Enjoy quick access to the 5 freeway and get to North County, downtown or the beach in a snap.
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September 17, 2019

The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

A dynamic luxury hotel, located a short drive from attractions like The Crossings at Carlsbad, Poinsettia Park and Legoland California.
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August 17, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Carmel Valley / Del Mar

In Sorrento Valley on business? This is a great option offering the comfort and conveniences of home. Take advantage of the resort-style pool, indoor/outdoor bar, and of course those signature Doubletree cookies.
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August 9, 2019

Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station

Just minutes from the SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo, this hotel offers a pool with waterfront views. It also features a waterside deli, restaurant, bar and an outdoor-poolside fire pit.
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August 17, 2019

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

An opulent, palatial resort stretching 400 acres five miles from the coast. Spacious elegant rooms make for relaxing retreats after a day lounging by the pool, hiking nearby canyons, or exploring all that Del Mar has to offer.
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August 28, 2019

The Guild Hotel

San Diego meets the Mediterranean Coast in this ultra chic yet understated hotel. Serving as the YMCA building from the twenties to mid-seventies, it was reconceptualized as a modern, design-forward luxury hotel and opened in 2019. Dine in the gorgeous…